Ecclesiastes 9:10
Good News Translation
Work hard at whatever you do, because there will be no action, no thought, no knowledge, no wisdom in the world of the dead--and that is where you are going.

Contemporary English Version
Work hard at whatever you do. You will soon go to the world of the dead, where no one works or thinks or reasons or even knows anything.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.

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Numbers 13:30 In the mean time Caleb, to still the murmuring of the people that rose against Moses, said: Let us go up and possess the land, for we shall be able to conquer it.

1 Chronicles 22:19 Give therefore your hearts and your souls, to seek the Lord your God and arise, and build a sanctuary to the Lord God, that the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and the vessels consecrated to the Lord, may be brought into the house, which is built to the name of the Lord.

1 Chronicles 28:20 And David said to Solomon his son: Act like a man, and take courage, and do: fear not, and be not dismayed: for the Lord my God will be with thee, and will not leave thee, nor forsake thee, till thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.

1 Chronicles 29:2,3 And I with all my ability have prepared the expenses for the house of my God. Gold for vessels of gold, and silver for vessels of silver, brass for things of brass, iron for things of iron, wood for things of wood: and onyx stones, and stones like alabaster, and of divers colours, and all manner of precious stones, and marble of Paros in great abundance. . . .

2 Chronicles 31:20,21 So Ezechias did all things which we have said in all Juda, and wrought that which was good, and right, and truth, before the Lord his God, . . .

Ezra 6:14,15 And the ancients of the Jews built, and prospered according to the prophecy of Aggeus the prophet, and of Zacharias the son of Addo: and they built and finished, by the commandment of the God of Israel, and by the commandment of Cyrus, and Darius, and Artaxerxes kings of the Persians. . . .

Nehemiah 2:12-20 And I arose in the night, I and some few men with me, and I told not any man what God had put in my heart to do in Jerusalem, and there was no beast with me, but the beast that I rode upon. . . .

Nehemiah 3:1 Then Eliasib the high priest arose, and his brethren the priests, and they built the flock gate: they sanctified it, and set up the doors thereof, even unto the tower of a hundred cubits they sanctified it unto the tower of Hananeel.

Nehemiah 4:2,6,9-13,17-23 And said before his brethren, and the multitude of the Samaritans: What are the silly Jews doing? Will the Gentiles let them alone? will they sacrifice and make an end in a day? are they able to raise stones out of the heaps of the rubbish, which are burnt? . . .

Nehemiah 13:8-31 And it seemed to me exceeding evil. And I cast forth the vessels of the house of Tobias out of the storehouse. . . .

Psalm 71:15-18 My mouth shall shew forth thy justice; thy salvation all the day long. Because I have not known learning, . . .

Jeremiah 29:13 You shall seek me, and shall find me: when you shall seek me with all your heart.

Matthew 6:33 Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.

John 4:34 Jesus saith to them: My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, that I may perfect his work.

Romans 12:11 In carefulness not slothful. In spirit fervent. Serving the Lord.

Romans 15:18-20 For I dare not to speak of any of those things which Christ worketh not by me, for the obedience of the Gentiles, by word and deed, . . .

1 Corinthians 9:24,26 Know you not that they that run in the race, all run indeed, but one receiveth the prize. So run that you may obtain. . . .

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God, I am what I am. And his grace in me hath not been void: but I have laboured more abundantly than all they. Yet not I, but the grace of God with me:

1 Corinthians 16:10 Now if Timothy come, see that he be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Lord, as I also do.

Ephesians 5:16 But as wise: redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Colossians 3:23 Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men:

2 Peter 1:12-15 For which cause, I will begin to put you always in remembrance of these things: though indeed you know them and are confirmed in the present truth. . . .

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Ecclesiastes 9:5,6 For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know nothing more, neither have they a reward any more: for the memory of them is forgotten. . . .

Ecclesiastes 11:3 If the clouds be full, they will pour out rain upon the earth. If the tree fall to the south, or to the north, in what place soever it shall fall, there shall it be.

Job 14:7-12 A tree hath hope: if it be cut, it growth green again, and the boughs thereof sprout. . . .

Psalm 6:5 For there is no one in death, that is mindful of thee: and who shall confess to thee in hell?

Psalm 88:10-12 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? or shall physicians raise to life, and give praise to thee? . . .

Isaiah 38:18,19 For hell shall not confess to thee, neither shall death praise thee: nor shall they that go down into the pit, look for thy truth. . . .

John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, whilst it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

Acts 20:25-31 And now behold, I know that all you, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more. . . .

Context
Enjoy Your Portion in This Life
9Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest, all the days of thy unsteady life, which are given to thee under the sun, all the time of thy vanity: for this is thy portion in life, and in thy labour wherewith thou labourest under the sun. 10Whatsoever thy hand is able to do, do it earnestly: for neither work, nor reason, nor wisdom, nor knowledge shall be in hell, whither thou art hastening.11I turned me to another thing, and I saw that under the sun, the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to the learned, nor favour to the skilful: but time and chance in all.…
Cross References
Romans 12:11
In carefulness not slothful. In spirit fervent. Serving the Lord.

Colossians 3:23
Whatsoever you do, do it from the heart, as to the Lord, and not to men:

Genesis 37:35
And all his children being gathered together to comfort their father in his sorrow, he would not receive comfort, but said: I will go down to my son into hell, mourning. And whilst he continued weeping,

1 Samuel 10:7
When therefore these signs shall happen to thee, do whatsoever thy hand shall find, for the Lord is with thee.

Job 21:13
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment they go down to hell.

Psalm 6:5
For there is no one in death, that is mindful of thee: and who shall confess to thee in hell?

Ecclesiastes 9:5
For the living know that they shall die, but the dead know nothing more, neither have they a reward any more: for the memory of them is forgotten.

Ecclesiastes 11:6
In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening let not thy hand cease: for thou knowest not which may rather spring up, this or that: and if both together, it shall be the better.

Isaiah 38:10
I said: In the midst of my days I shall go to the gates of hell: I sought for the residue of my years.

Isaiah 38:18
For hell shall not confess to thee, neither shall death praise thee: nor shall they that go down into the pit, look for thy truth.

Additional Translations
Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might, for in Sheol, where you are going, there is no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.

Whatsoever thine hand shall find to do, do with all thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Hades wither thou goest.

Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, whither thou goest.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Whatever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.

All that thy hand findeth to do, with thy power do, for there is no work, and device, and knowledge, and wisdom in Sheol whither thou art going.
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